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characteristic  

EN[ˌkʰæɹəktəˈɹɪstɪk]
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Fcaractéristique WCaractéristique
  • Le terme caractéristique désigne, de manière générale, un élément qui permet de distinguer des objets ou des êtres de nature semblable. Il peut plus particulièrement renvoyer à :

    Definition of characteristic in English Dictionary

  • NomPLcharacteristicsSUF-istic
    1. a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
      1. (mathematics) the integer part of a logarithm.
        1. (nautical) the distinguishing features of a navigational light on a lighthouse etc by which it can be identified (colour, pattern of flashes etc).
          1. (algebra, field theory) The minimum number of times that the unit of a field must be added unto itself in order to yield that field's zero, or, if that minimum natural number does not exist, then (the integer) zero.
            1. A field's characteristic, if non-zero, must be a prime number.
        2. AdjectifCOMmore characteristicSUPmost characteristic
          1. Being a distinguishing feature of a person or thing.
            1. All this was extraordinarily distasteful to Churchill. It was ugly, gross. Never before had he felt such repulsion when the vicar displayed his characteristic bluntness or coarseness of speech. In the present connexion […] such talk had been distressingly out of place.
        3. Plus d'exemples
          1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
            • Vibration in this frequency range is characteristic of nauseogenic vehicles.
            • Humphries broke out more freely into speech than he had done before, for his usual characteristic was that of taciturnity.
            • Another possible physiological role for a hyperpolarization-activated inward current could be in the postburst hyperpolarization that is characteristic of parasol cells.
          2. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
            • As the chest wall and lungs hyperinflate, they progressively resist further inflation by virtue of their elastic recoil characteristics.
            • DME was defined as the presence of any retinal thickening or hard exsudates at the posterior pole irrespective of center involvement or ischemic characteristics.
        • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
          1. Adjectifs
            • Noms
              • Noms Dénombrable
            Liens Connexes:
            1. en characteristics
            2. en characteristically
            3. en characteristick
            4. en characteristical
            5. en characteristicness
            Source: Wiktionnaire

            Meaning of characteristic for the defined word.

            Grammaticalement, ce mot "characteristic" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable.
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